The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
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A new six-part PBS series that premieres Wednesday is not a response to current events. “The Dictator’s Playbook” is a history series that tells the life stories of six bad and brutal men: North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Italy’s Benito Mussolini, Panama’s Manuel Noriega, Spain’s Francisco Franco and Uganda’s Idi Amin. But it does seem especially timely. And it goes beyond biography to explore the lingering, crippling effects dictatorship can have on a nation and its people. It highlights the tactics dictators use to gain and hold power: creating a cult of personality, controlling the secret police, using violence, creating a culture of fear, controlling the elites, using propaganda. “The Dictator’s Playbook” was produced by TPT and Toronto-based Cream Productions. We spoke with Michael Rosenfeld, TPT’s vice president for national programming and the person who pitched the idea to PBS. The … [Read more...] about PBS airs ‘The Dictator’s Playbook’; Out There at the Walker
Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Inquirer Published 4:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 “The Outlaw King” picks up Scotland where “Braveheart” left off, and though we get more history, it arrives without the same … visceral impact. Apologies to William Wallace, last seen meeting an unpleasant fate at the end of Mel Gibson’s rousing and Oscar-winning account of the Scots rebellion. Wallace was drawn and quartered by the British, and one of his appendages makes a brief appearance at the outset of “The Outlaw King.” It’s paraded through the streets of a village while British soldiers do a kind of 13th-Century end-zone dance. A bitter mob of Scots, meanwhile, riots in protest. Among them is Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine), a Wallace sympathizer and potential heir to Scotland’s unoccupied throne, who has made a reluctant peace with Britain’s King Edward I (Stephan Dillane), but who is moved by this display of brutality to reconsider his … [Read more...] about Chris Pine underwhelms in ‘The Outlaw King’
PUBLISHED: 17:06 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:33 05 September 2018 Jessica Hill The RBS branch in Princes Street, Ipswich which is to close Archant The Ipswich branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is among the latest batch of closures announced by the bank. The RBS branch in Princes Street, Ipswich which is to closeThe Ipswich branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is among the latest batch of closures announced by the bank. RBS has been branded “utterly disgusting” for swinging the axe on the 54 branches, and the 258 job losses that this will entail.The lender, still 62% owned by the taxpayer, said the move was linked to it not having to sell its Williams & Glyn business. As a result, the group has branches in close proximity to each other and is seeking to reduce overlap.Over the last two years, towns across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have seen branch closures including Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Woodbridge, Beccles, Great … [Read more...] about Ipswich branch to close as Royal Bank of Scotland announces more closures
ROBERT the Bruce is a Scottish national hero celebrated for his epic battles against the English in medieval times. A warrior who also fought against fellow Scots to seize the throne, Robert I secured Scotland's place as an independent national in the early 14th century. Who was Robert the Bruce and when was he King of Scots? Robert the Bruce, born in 11 July 1274, was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. He descended from Anglo-Norman and Gaelic nobility, growing up to become one of the finest warriors of his time. Through his grandfather Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale, Robert was the Earl of Carrick and supported his family's claim to the Scottish throne. He joined William Wallace's rebellion against the English king Edward I and was later appointed one of three Guardians of Scotland. But he resigned in 1300, falling out with one Guardian, John III Comyn, and John Balliol was restored to the Scottish throne. After years of accepting English rule over … [Read more...] about Who was Robert the Bruce, when was he King of Scots, did he fight with William Wallace and when did he die?